Skilled & Technical Sciences

Design & Pre-Construction

Design & Pre-Construction

Program Instructors:

  • Eric Sell
  • Michael Lowe

Program Rationale:

With the world’s population increasing exponentially, a demand is created for new products and structures.  Students in school today will soon be designing and building the products that will serve the future. At the Career Pathways Institute, students can attain knowledge and skills to be successful in an everchanging world.

Program Description:

This program is designed to give the student a variety of skills in a very detailed manner.  The students begin learning print reading and reverse manufacturing so they are fluent in nomenclature and able to communicate with colleagues.  The students then analyse drafting principles and different methodology for constructing their own prints.  Finally, they will learn parametric modeling, building information modeling, CNC interface, and rapid prototyping.

Course Names:

  • Computer Aided Drafting  1021DA1 CCC
  • APP Design Preconstruction 1022DA1 CCC

Nebraska Career Clusters:

This link provides videos on industries in Nebraska related to this pathway.

Nebraska Career Clusters Video

Course Information

Course Length

2 semesters Engineering and/or 2 semesters Architecture


  • AutoDesk Certification
  • 24 college credits from Central Community College available
  • Drafting & Design Technology Certificate

Criteria to be considered for admission

EXPLORE test taken as an 8th grader or Asset, Compass, or ACT Test; 2.0 grade point average; 10 absences or less; behavior record, and recommendations


Engineer, Architect, Interior designer

Student Organization



Introduction to Built Environment 1000EA0 (9th and 10th Graders)

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